Gwaandak Theatre Office Closed- COVID19

In light of the recommendations from both territorial and national health authorities, Gwaandak Theatre’s office will be closed until further notice and staff will be working from home.   As of yet, we have not decided to postpone or cancel our upcoming events (The Awaken Festival (May 6-10) and Indigenous Summer Play Readings (June 15 […]

We’re Hiring – Managing Director

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking interested and experienced candidates for the permanent position of Managing Director.

We’re Hiring.

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Group Auditions for Bystander

Casting call!

About the artists

Co-creators Christine Clarke lives in Tr’ondek Hwech’in traditional territory, off-grid, across river from Dawson City. She is a small-time, small town filmmaker with commitment to community development, and the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chris has actively supported residential school survivors and their families in the last 10 years with art based projects […]

November 29th – December 1st 2016

Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

In partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Long Ago Stories come alive in Gwich’in with theatre storytelling.

Made In Yukon

  CALL FOR PROPOSALS   MADE IN YUKON STREET THEATRE Deadline: Friday April 22 11:59PM  Ever wanted to do street theatre? Street dance? Street performance of some kind?  Got an idea? Got a group?  We are looking to animate Whitehorse during the Magnetic North Theatre Festival! We are looking for performing artists and organizations to […]

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Starting With Us

Creation workshop with internationally acclaimed theatre artists James Long and Maiko Yamamoto.


Explore the Storyweaving technique developed by legendary Spiderwoman Theatre, with Michelle Olson and Yvette Nolan

“Direct a Play in a Day”

A eight-hour directing workshop with director Clare Preuss.

Play Study For Actors

A multi-day intensive with director Yvette Nolan

Map of the Land, Map of the Stars

Theatre Creation Intensive & Showing of Work in Progress

Vuntut Gwich’in Stories

A Long Ago Story comes alive in Gwich’in with theatre storytelling

Teslin Play Readings

During the Hà Kus Teyea Celebration


Presented by MT Space as part of IMPACT 15.

Biennial Gwich’in Gathering Play Readings

Readings from Lear Khekwaii, Sixty Below, Too Oozhrii Zhit Tsyaa Tsal Dhidii, and Justice.

Playwriting Workshop

Playwriting workshop with Dora Award winning artists of ARTICLE 11, Tara Beagan and Andy Moro

Acting Workshop

Acting workshop with acclaimed director Yvette Nolan

New Yukon Voices 14/15

A mentored program open to both emerging and established playwrights, including storytellers, writers, dancers, artists from other genres and anyone who is passionate about theatre storytelling.

Movement Workshop

Everybody Dance! Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is thrilled to offer this movement workshop for actors, dancers, performers and anyone interested in physical expression, dance and performance.

Paradise Workshop and Development

A three weeks workshop in Kitchener, Ontario with The MT Space Theatre.


Our team working together to develop and share powerful new stories with you.


Gwaandak Theatre develops, produces and tours plays to empower Indigenous and Northern voices.


  Get ready to laugh your mocs off! The 2014 edition was presented in association with June 25 – Salt Baby by Falen Johnson, Directed by Melaina Sheldon Salt Baby is about a young woman who was born and raised on a reserve but is seeking a place of her own in an urban area. […]


  Continuing Idle No More’s Path Through Voices of Conviction Savage by Yvette Nolan, Directed by Geneviève Doyon Gary is Native and gay, and high school is killing him. Fiona saves him from a beating, but at what cost? Annie Mae’s Movement by Yvette Nolan, Directed by Melaina Sheldon Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was a […]


  The Hours That Remain by Keith Barker, Directed by Yvette Nolan Haunted by the disappearance of her sister, Denise desperately seeks to find answers to Michelle’s disappearance. As she and her husband Daniel grapple with the loss, Denise is visited by Michelle in a series of visions that will help her to find the […]


  Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan, Directed by Brian Fidler 1975, Lethbridge Alberta. When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre remains as the sole caregiver to her older sister, Isabelle. Just as Deirdre is poised to enter university and begin exploring, for the first time, her own future and […]


  Celebrating First Nations Voices Wednesday June 23 – Sixty Below by Leonard Linklater and Patti Flather, Directed by Mary Sloan It’s nearly winter solstice when Henry, a young Gwich’in man, gets out of jail, ready to straighten out his life. Of course it’s not that easy. His old buddies just want to party, his […]


Personal Legacy creation workshop in 2010 led by Diane Roberts and Rosemary Georgeson from urban ink productions, with Yukon theatre artist Jude Wong training as a co-facilitator.